French Navy Pays Tribute to Missing Submarine Minerve

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Two emotional ceremonies were held on land and at sea on 14 and 15 September 2019 to pay tribute to the submariners who died in the sinking of La Minerve on 27 January 1968 off Toulon. In the presence of many elected officials, including Mr. Hubert Falco, Mayor of Toulon, a first ceremony took place at the submariners monument in Toulon on September 14th. In the presence of a large audience, Honorary Vice-Admiral Laurent Isnard, Commander of the Borough and the Mediterranean Sea Zone,…

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Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly Attends FS Normandie Delivery

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – Naval Group is extremely honored to host the French Minister for the Armed Forces, Florence Parly. This celebration marks not only the end of work on the six multi-mission frigates, but also the beginning of the manufacturing of the FREMM frigates with reinforced air defence capabilities and of the Defence and Intervention Frigate (FDI), the first fully digital warships. Hervé Guillou, CEO of Naval Group, and Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of Staff of the French Navy, hosted the Minister for the Armed Forces on…

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France unveils its defence policy in the Indo-Pacific

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the 18th edition of the Shangri-La Dialogue, organized every year by the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore, Florence Parly, French Minister of Defence, delivered to his counterparts the new version of the guidance paper laying out the French defense policy in the Indo-Pacific: “France and security in the Indo-Pacific.” The 2019 edition shows France’s long-term and unremitting commitment to developing useful links and joint actions in favor of our shared security.

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French Minister of the Armed Forces Pleased With Dutch/Belgian Equipment Choices

April 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, welcomes the offer of the Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, bringing together French industrials Naval Group and ECA Robotics, to renew the capacity of the Belgian and Dutch navies against submarine mines. The minister welcomes this cooperation of three active countries for a stronger defense Europe. This choice is a continuation of a long-standing close relationship in this field between France, Belgium and the Netherlands, since the minesweepers currently used by the Navy and the Belgian and…

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France Orders Third Type PLG (Light Patrol Guyanese) for the Antilles

Google Translation Florence Parly, Minister of the Armies, had announced on September 24, 2017 the order of a third patroller of type “PLG” (light patrol Guyanese) for the Antilles. Under this decision, the Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) on 1st December 2017 its construction in the shipyard Socarenam. This PLG will increase the state’s response capabilities in the region, especially to better cope with humanitarian crises or conducting operations against trafficking. It will be delivered in 2019. The first two light patrol Guyana (PLG), Confidence and The Resolved , ordered…

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French Minister for Armed Forces Visit to Western Naval Command

A thirteen member delegation headed by H.E. Mrs Florence Parly, French Minister for the Armed Forces visited Mumbai today. During the visit, H.E. Mrs Florence Parly interacted with Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command. Aspects related to maritime security cooperation, bilateral exercises, ship visits, training, equipment, technology and professional exchanges were discussed. Relations between France and India are being accorded priority by both sides as seen by the recent high-level interaction between the two countries. Defence cooperation has also witnessed increased emphasis by both sides.…

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India and France to Strengthen Bilateral Defense Cooperation as a Key Pillar of Their Strategic Partnership

Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman received the French Minister for the Armed Forces, Ms Florence Parly, in South Block today. Minister Parly is visiting India from 26-28 October, 2017 on her first official visit as the French Minister for the Armed Forces. The Ministers reviewed ongoing initiatives to further strengthen bilateral defense cooperation as a key pillar of the strategic partnership between India and France. They also discussed regional and international developments of mutual interest. A range of measures to expand military to military ties, including enhancing the scope of…

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